New S&P Index Offers Exposure to Entire Agribusiness Industry

Standard&Poor’s launched the first index to offer exposure to both equities and commodities across the entire agribusiness industry.

The S&P Global Agribusiness Composite Index incorporates the new S&P Global Agribusiness Index and the existing S&P GSCI Agriculture and Livestock Index, according to a press release. The S&P GSCI Agriculture and Livestock Index is a subset of the S&P GSCI, which is designed to provide liquid exposure to the agriculture and livestock commodities markets through futures contracts.

The new composite index consists of 24 of the largest publicly traded agribusiness companies from around the world with developed market listings that meet minimum market capitalization and liquidity requirements, the release said. It is composed of a diversified mix of producers, distributors and processors, as well as equipment and material supplier companies.

“The new S&P Global Agribusiness Composite Index provides complete exposure to the global agribusiness industry by combining the downstream exposure offered by equities with the upstream exposure available through commodities,’ said Steven Goldin, Vice President of Portfolio Services for Standard & Poor’s, in the news release. “This composite model provides lower volatility for investors and capitalizes on S&P’s strengths in both markets.”

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